What is the Power service?

An explanation of the Power service in Windows 7.

What does the Power service do?

The Power service manages power policies (when to hibernate, screen saver) and power notifications (the battery indicator on laptops and desktops with battery backups).

Power service details

  • Service name: Power
  • Description: Manages power policy and power policy notification delivery.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
  • Startup type: Automatic

Does my computer need the Power service?

Your computer does need the Portable Device Enumerator service to run.

Should I disable the Power service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the Power service alone.

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